TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 31, 2014

More than 150 judicial candidates running for election this year have signed the Tennessee Fair Judicial Campaign Code of Conduct. In doing so, they have agreed not to comment during the campaign on legal issues that might come before them as a judge, and if elected, to conduct themselves in a fair and impartial manner and recuse themselves from issues on which they already have announced how they would rule. The list, released Jan. 27, includes justices and judges facing retention elections, as well as judges and challengers in contested elections. The program, which is aimed at preserving public faith in the integrity of the justice system, is overseen by the Judicial Campaign Code Committee. Learn more about the code and see the list of those who have agreed to abide by it on the TBA's online Judicial Selection Information Center. Judicial candidates who have not yet signed the pledge but desire to do so should email or call TBA staff member Karen Belcher, (615) 383-7421.